Suicide Silence – What the Hell?
By Dave Schwartz

Suicide Silence has Internet fans throwing fits.  “The Cleansing,” “No Time To Bleed,” “The Black Crown,” “You Can’t Stop Me”…  After building a foundation of mind-bendingly aggressive albums they did the unthinkable, the unexpected.  They made the record THEY wanted to make. 

Eddie Hermida and Mark Heylmun fully acknowledge that Suicide Silence’s new self-titled album is a departure.  It’s time for fans to understand that it was a departure that the band was ready to make.  Suicide Silence has struggled through many challenges and has always managed to land on its feet.  Their last record and first with vocalist Eddie Hermida, ”You Can’t Stop Me,” was in many ways a tribute to former vocalist Mitch Lucker who died in a traffic accident.  It was a great record, an important record and an appropriate place for the band to pay their respects by planting their feet firmly and announcing “We are continuing on.” 

For this album the band recognized the opportunity for a reset.  So like a band that has just formed, Suicide Silence went back “into the garage” to musically rediscover who they were.  The result is what has Internet fans in an uproar.  This new self-titled record is very different from the tried and true sounds of their first four releases.  70% clean vocals?  Musically less aggressive?

Producer Ross Robinson stirred things up as well.  He actually likes the ambient sound of a band.  Imagine the horror!  The result is a record that is very raw, where the precision was dialed back just a touch and replaced with an element of feel.  Suicide Silence expected their fans would have an emotional response to this album.  They were right. 

I sat down with Eddie and Mark to find out just what the hell is wrong with them.  Watch…

No. Title Length
1. "Doris" 4:28
2. "Silence" 4:40
3. "Listen" 5:32
4. "Dying in a Red Room" 4:45
5. "Hold Me Up, Hold Me Down" 5:18
6. "Run" 4:25
7. "The Zero" 4:53
8. "Conformity" 5:53
9. "Don't Be Careful You Might Hurt Yourself" 4:20

Released February 24th, 2017
Nuclear Blast Records
Suicide Silence Album Cover 

DaBelly Host:

Dave Schwartz

Suicide Silence:
Chris Garza – rhythm guitar
Mark Heylmun – lead guitar
Alex Lopez – drums
Dan Kenny – bass guitar
Hernan "Eddie" Hermida – lead vocals

Filmed On Location:
Joe's Grotto

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